“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” –James Madison
Commentary: Ethics and Errors Fun with the New York Times.
“While the San Diego-based U.S.S. Hoel was steaming toward Melbourne, Australia, on Ash Wednesday, its crew heard of terrible brush fires sweeping two Australian States. More than 70 people were killed and the destruction was great. Well, the crew of this American ship raised $4,000 from their pockets to help, but they felt that it wasn’t enough. So, leaving only a skeleton crew aboard, the 100 American sailors gave up a day’s shore leave, rolled up their sleeves, and set to work rebuilding a ruined community on the opposite end of the Earth. Just Americans being Americans, but something for all of us to be proud of. Stories like these — of men and women around the world who love God and freedom — bear a message of world hope and brotherhood like the rites of Passover and Easter that we celebrate.” –Ronald Reagan